The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has stated the upsurge in COVID-19 circumstances within the nation has led to the suspension of Lagos-Ibadan rail line inauguration.
Amaechi lamented that a lot of the workers engaged on the undertaking contracted COVID-19, therefore the inauguration was suspended.
Talking in Abuja, the Minister stated the employees contracted the virus whereas making an attempt to finish the undertaking, NAN studies.
Amaechi stated: “First allow us to admit that over 60 of our workers, not the ministry of transport workers, however the workers engaged on the rail undertaking have been contaminated by COVID-19. Fortunately no person has died and I pray no person will die, however you see the sort of sacrifice all people is making to get the rail to operate.
“They’re individuals sacrificing their lives to get to that time, we have been of the view that after we made that call that Nigeria is not going to say 2020 was a foul yr, so take away one yr and add one other yr to the Buhari administration.
“The timeline for the inauguration will depend upon COVID-19. If COVID-19 stops at this time or reduces we’ll fee the undertaking.”
Lagos-Ibadan rail line: How COVID-19 stalled inauguration of undertaking – Amaechi